Friday, May 1 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, May 3 @ 12:00 PM
Mayor Levine on Reorganizing Miami-Dade’s Transportation Board
A transportation bill passed in the Florida House last week has divided Miami-Dade County's transportation board. The county's Metropolitan Planning Organization, or MPO, strategizes spending priorities for federally funded transportation projects. The majority of this 23-member board is made up of the 13 elected county commissioners. But now, a transportation bill sponsored by Miami Rep. Jeanette Núñez plans to whittle down the board to 14 members -- in the hopes that this reorganization will make the board more effective. As Miami Beach’s representative on the MPO, Mayor Philip Levine explains why he supports this measure.
Philip Levine, Mayor, City of Miami Beach
Uber’s Future in Broward County
On Tuesday, the Broward County Commission announced new regulations that legalize popular app-based ride services such as Uber and Lyft. The law includes new car insurance requirements, higher standards for driver background checks and it also requires drivers to register with the county -- similar to laws in place for taxi cabs. Uber claims the regulations are “onerous” and have threatened to leave the county, much to the disappointment of many residents who favor this option over the traditional cab system. Is this the end for Uber in Broward?
Beam Furr, Broward County Commission, Dist. 6
Friday, April 24 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, April 26 @ 12:00 PM
Prison Reform: Whistleblowers Investigated
Since reports by The Miami Herald and other news outlets on suspicious deaths and abuse of inmates, Florida’s prison system has been under incredible scrutiny. Now, the whistleblowers who raised the alarm about the "atrocities" within the Department of Corrections are themselves, being investigated.
Julie Brown, The Miami Herald
Florida Legislature Stalemate: Medicaid, LIP to Blame
With just days left before the legislative session is scheduled to end, both the Florida House and Senate remain at an impasse over how to deal with a potential $1.3 billion deficit in the state's healthcare budget. The culprit: The federal government is ending the "low income pool" -- or LIP -- which helps hospitals cover the costs of treating the uninsured and Medicaid patients. What’s the most productive way to get over the stalemate?
Dan Gelber, Former State Senator
Edward J. Pozzuoli, Esq., Tripp Scott Law Firm
Friday, April 3 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, April 5 @ 12:00 PM
Tech Demands in Latin America
A new study reveals mobile devices, apps and other digital media are in high demand in Latin America. The survey shows those polled are highly influenced by social media and a demand for the same level of services offered in countries such as the U.S., where about 95% have internet access, compared to 65-75% of Latin Americans.
Ray Ruga, CVOX Group
Faith & Politics – Looking Towards 2016
Last month, Senator Ted Cruz was the first major candidate to formally announce his presidential bid for 2016. Speaking at a private, Christian university, he spoke at length about his family and his faith -- but, do religious beliefs still inspire voters? As we look towards 2016, what will religions impact be on the election and the war on religious extremists abroad?
Dustin Berna, Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University
Robert Chalwell, Ph.D., OrdM, Broward College
Joe Holland, Ph. D., St. Thomas University
Friday, March 27 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, March 29 @ 12:00 PM
Florida Secretary of Commerce on Economic Development
Economic development and job growth are of key concerns for Florida residents. Many worry about the lack of a well trained workforce and infrastructure needs that may impede that. But the multi-billion dollar expansion project for the Panama Canal, to make room for a new generation of larger cargo ships, will present great opportunities to Florida’s ports
Bill Johnson, Enterprise Florida
Advancements in Cancer Research
According to the American Cancer Society, in 2015 alone, there will be an estimated 1.6 million new cancer diagnoses and an estimated 590,000 cancer deaths in the U.S. The director of the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami joins Helen to discuss advancements in research and treatment.
Stephen Nimer, M.D., UM Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Friday, March 20 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, March 22 @ 12:00 PM
Commissioner Esteban Bovo, Jr. on Fixing Transit Woes
South Florida residents are all too familiar with daily, traffic congestion. A decade ago, residents of Miami-Dade County were hopeful a half penny tax would help traffic by funding upgrades to public transportation - but that has not been the case. As our communities continue to grow, what is the real solution?
Esteban Bovo, Jr., Miami-Dade County Commission, Dist. 13
High-Speed Rail & Tourism
Whether it’s for the arts, the weather or the shopping, there is always a reason to visit Miami Beach. Traveling to this iconic city, and elsewhere in South Florida, may become easier for tourists and residents alike, with the arrival of high-speed rail service to the area. Our guest shares his views on the benefits the arrival of All Aboard Florida and the impact it will have on the tourism industry.
William Talbert, III, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau